The RSE Education Committee has responded to the Scottish Government’s plans for measuring the attainment gap between the most and least deprived learners. The RSE recognises the high priority afforded to closing the attainment gap and the implications this has for the time available to put in place measures for assessing progress. However, valid and reliable assessments of attainment can only be made if there are appropriate measurement tools and data. To help ensure the credibility of the proposals, the RSE recommends that the Scottish Government reflect further on potential measurement tools, rather than risk implementing unsuitable approaches that could undermine its commitments on closing the attainment gap.
The full response can be accessed here.